Most Popular Jobs for Britons Abroad


Britons looked for work abroad at more than 56% compared to the previous 12 months, with teaching being the most popular job sought with an annual increase of 30%.

Overseas job website Anywork Anywhere analyzed UK Google Search data from the past 12 months to reveal which countries and jobs are currently the most in-demand.


“It’s interesting to see such a huge increase in job searches abroad. While teaching jobs have always been a popular choice for UK residents looking to work abroad, there appears to be a growing demand for nursing, engineering and hospitality jobs,” a spokesperson said.

“There has also been tremendous growth in job searches in Dubai, where there is no income tax on salaries or wages paid, suggesting Britons want to take advantage of these benefits.”

The 10 most popular foreign jobs in 2022

The following are ranked by search volume and their annual increase for 2022-2022 is in parentheses.


  1. Teaching (30%)
  2. Hotel staff (56%)
  3. Nursing (23%)
  4. Technique (55%)
  5. Au Pair (56%)
  6. Electrician (27%)
  7. Animal care (57%)
  8. Chef (50%)
  9. Construction (133%)
  10. Bartenders (57%)

The most popular countries for UK job seekers

In addition to occupations, Anywork Anywhere mapped search volumes for the desired countries of these job seekers. Parentheses indicate the year-to-year change.


  1. Dubai (83%)
  2. Canada (52%)
  3. Australia (50%)
  4. Spain (23%)
  5. US (22%)
  6. Italy (-18%)
  7. New Zealand (26%)
  8. Germany (0%)
  9. France (19%)
  10. Thailand (69%)

The economic and bureaucratic problems of Covid-19 have killed many aspiring job seekers abroad. However, with most countries opening up to tourism and foreign business travelers, dreams of global careers can now awaken from their suspension.

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